About Melissa

Melissa Beer is an elite Dressage rider who has a rare combination of talent and compassion towards the horses she trains. Highly successful at a young age, she competed in 4 Junior and Young Rider European Championships,Young Rider World Cup, and multiple Internationals.

To add to her already established career, Melissa worked as head rider for Sarah Millis for 6 years, training and competing some of the best horses in Europe. She has now turned her attention to establish her own dressage training facility, Valewood Dressage, West Sussex.

She has also recently passed her UKCC Level 2 and is now a qualified coach, and is looking forwards to using her experience and knowledge, acquired over many years, to help other riders achieve their goals.

Our Horses

Celestial King


Stable Name:  CK

Age: 20

Sire: Balzflug

Dam: Gijsje

Owned by: Melissa Beer

Keystone Discovery

Stable Name: George

Age: 9

Sire: Dimaggio

Dam: De Niro

Owned by: Melissa Beer

Flo Rida


Stable Name: Jake

Age: 6

Sire: Florestan

Dams sire: Weltmeyer

Owned by: Melissa Beer and Paul Griffiths

Latest News

Mel shortlisted for prestigious BD award

Our very own Melissa Beer is shortlisted for the prestigious British Dressage Young Professional Award 2016 The British Dressage Young Professional award final takes place  on Monday 21 March 2016 at Talland Equestrian Centre, Gloucestershire and we are proud to announce that our very own Melissa Beer is one of these amazing six finalists. This […]

A frozen start to January 2016

The freezing weather has given me the first chance this year to write my first 2016 blog! I hope you’ve had a fantastic break at Christmas – although that does seem quite a while ago now! It was great to have some down time to spend time with family and I’m sure the horses enjoyed […]

European Championships

So excited to be in Aachen supporting Team GB at the European Championships this week!!! Thank you so so much to Sarah Millis and David Crockford who bought my partner and I the tickets as a leaving gift!!

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What our clients say

I approached Melissa with my then 6 year old trakehner mare who was in the late stages of recovery from a traumatic back injury resulting in about 12 months off work on a mixture of box rest and in hand walking. Melissa immediately impressed me with her sympathetic and gentle approach to a very tense and excited horse.

Kate Moisson